Staying Hydrated: Why and How

 

It’s easier than you think.

by EMMY CASLOWITZ    ★    MAY 16, 2017

It’s hard to remember to stay hydrated throughout the day, especially as a busy college student, but it’s one of the most important things you can do. Think you’re not getting enough water? Here are some thing to know to up your water intake!

 
 

Your body is made up of over 60% of water

Remember to keep yourself balanced! Next time you go to fill up your cup with soda in the dining hall, think again. Water is almost always the healthiest fluid you can put into your body. Not only is it refreshing, but it is also zero calories. 

Feeling hungover? Water flushes out the toxins from that late night rum bucket from DJ's. The best thing you can put into your body the morning after is a large glass of water, along with some Advil.

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Say goodbye to acne

Water is so important for your skin! Breakouts that appear during finals and other stressful times can easily be cured by the amount of water you consume. Drinking water helps the skin self-moisturize, cleans out skin cells and helps acne scars disappear. 

But, in order to see a difference, consistent consumption is key. Keep track of your consumption each day by logging it into an app or your planner. Did you know the average person should drink between 2.7 and 3.7 liters a day, according to nutritionists and doctors? Try drinking water with every meal to reach these recommendations easily.

Drinking water helps you lose weight

By consuming the proper amount of water each day, you burn more calories and suppress your appetite. Tired of plain water? Throw some fruits into your water bottle to spice things up. Adding cucumbers helps with inflammation and brain health while adding lemon helps with burning fat. Even a little mint will work wonders!

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Drink a glass of water before bed and right when you wake up

Not only does this keep you hydrated, but it also boosts your metabolism, and let’s be honest; who doesn’t want to speed that up? Keep a cup or water bottle by your bed side at all times. Drink before you sleep, and fill it up again once you wake up. This helps to regulate and activate your body when you first wake up in the morning.

Carry a water bottle with you at all times

Bringing a water bottle with you when going to class, a job or an errand helps you stay hydrated throughout the day. Next semester be sure to hit up one of the filtered water stations on campus to fill up in between classes and chug away.

With warmer weather approaching, it is easier to become dehydrated, so it’s even more important to keep your body hydrated. Order a cute water bottle from online and carry it with you as motivation to drink more. By reusing water bottles, you are not only helping yourself, but helping the environment too! Save the earth and your body.

Long story short: Stay hydrated...your body will thank you later.

 
Tayler Bradford